Amilcar Cabral

Cabral, Amilcar


(pseudonym, Abel Djassi). Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Guinea (Bissau); died Jan. 20, 1973, in Conakry. Leader in the national liberation movement of Guinea (Bissau) and the Cape Verde Islands.

Cabral graduated from a lycée in Sāo Vicente (Cape Verde Islands) and an agronomy institute in Lisbon. He was one of the founders (1956) and general secretary of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands, which since January 1963 has led the armed struggle against the Portuguese colonialists. He wrote many works on the national liberation movement. An honorary doctor of the African Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1971), he was active in the movement for solidarity among the countries of Asia and Africa. He was treacherously murdered by agents of the colonialists.


Djassi, Abel. The Facts About Portugal’s African Colonies. London, 1960.
Cabral, A. Revolution in Guinea. London, 1969.
Sur la Situation de notre lutte armée de libération nationale. [No place] 1970.
Guinée “portugaise”: Le Pouvoir des armes. Paris, 1970.
Rapport bref sur la situation de la lutte. [No place] 1971.
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The current situation is a sad end to the legacy of Amilcar Cabral, one of Africa's greatest freedom fighters.
His classic views of the Marxist class struggle lacked the more comprehensive understanding and sophistication of the likes of Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral.
Nesse caso, tratou-se de uma dupla colonizacao das mulheres, seja atraves das estruturas coloniais de opressao, seja por meio das estruturas patriarcais opressivas, que, na visao de Amilcar Cabral, significava uma profunda necessidade de repensar as estruturas sociais, as relacoes de genero e as relacoes etnicas na Guine-Bissau, a partir da desconstrucao colonial, economica e politica, capaz de romper com os modelos teoricos e epistemologicos existentes (Amilcar CABRAL, 1976; Claudio FURTADO, 2014).
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He saw to it that writers of the calibre of Alex La Guma, Taha Hussein, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Doris Lessing, Ayi Kwei Armah, Tayeb Salih, Bessie Head, Cheik Hamidou Kane, and Okot p'Bitek--as well as nationalist leaders such as Amilcar Cabral, Nelson Mandela, Kenneth Kaunda, Jomo Kenyatta and Kwame Nkrumah--were all published.
Such thinkers criticise the dialectics of liberation as defended by Amilcar Cabral and others.
Tous les dirigeants de l'ANC frequentaient Alger, qualifiee, a cette epoque, par le pere de l'independance de la Guinee Bissau, Amilcar Cabral, de [beaucoup moins que]Mecque des revolutionnaires[beaucoup plus grand que].
White liberals at home and abroad warmed to this, often ignoring or welcoming Mandela's reluctance to spell out a coherent vision, as Amilcar Cabral and Pandit Nehru had done.
However, Sierra Leone are twice winners of the Amilcar Cabral Cup , the international tournament for West African nations, in 1993 and 1995.